The Legacy of the Herschel Space Observatory

Splinter session during the
Annual Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft
Tübingen, Germany, 24 - 27 September 2013
Tuesday, Thursday, 14:00 h - 18:00 h

Markus Nielbock (MPIA, Heidelberg)
Jochen Eislöffel (Thüringer Landessternwarte, Tautenburg)
Rolf Güsten (MPIfR, Bonn)
Paul Hartogh (MPS, Katlenburg-Lindau)
Thomas Henning (MPIA, Heidelberg)
Thomas Müller (MPE, Garching)
Volker Ossenkopf (Universität zu Köln)
Peter Schilke (Universität zu Köln)

The Herschel Space Observatory was launched in May 2009 and has successfully probed the Universe in the far-infrared spectral range with unprecedented sensitivity and detail. The meeting takes place about half a year after the Herschel Space Observatory will have terminated scientific operations. Therefore, it is a good opportunity to summarise, how its spectacular observations have advanced our knowledge of the Universe.

The splinter meeting aims at representing all disciplines of astrophysical research conducted with the observatory. They encompass the solar system, star and planet formation, interstellar and circumstellar medium studies including chemistry as well as the history of galaxy formation. We would like to encourage scientists to present ground-breaking results and to emphasise, where the Herschel Space Observatory may serve as a reference mission for future research. In addition, we leave enough room for topics other than pursued by the large key programmes.

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 last edit: 06 Sep 2013, 10:01
 M. Nielbock